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Who We Are
Safe Kids Kansas is a coalition network of over 70 statewide and regional partners dedicated to preventing childhood injury. Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. And millions of children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.
The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable.
When a child dies or is seriously injured, the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. But these tragedies don’t have to happen. The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable. They often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning. That’s why we’re calling on everyone to come together, to raise awareness and to get involved so we can ensure that all children around the world have the chance to grow up healthy and safe, and do all the great things kids were meant to do.
Safe Kids Kansas is a 501c(3) charitable organization and is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children. The designated lead agency for Safe Kids Kansas is the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The Walking School Bus: School Grant Oppportunity
Safe Kids Kansas and PedNet have teamed up to develop Walking School Bus Programs at 15 Kansas Elementary Schools. The project is funded by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
A Walking School Bus (WBS) is a program in which trained volunteers walk children to school. The children are supervised and the routes predetermined for safety to eliminate two main concerns with children walking to school: traffic danger and crime. The children register for the Walking School Bus and the program becomes an official source of transportation for the children, all the while improving their health through exercise. In addition, it can reduce transportation costs for the school district.
To be considered for the project, schools must participate in one of a series of webinars in late March. These webinars are open to any educator and/or interested parent. After the webinars, interested schools will submit a grant application by the deadline of March 27. For information on the date and time of the informational webinar offerings, please contact Robert Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-289-6479.
Prepare Your Family for Severe Weather
When severe weather strikes you often have only a few minutes to respond and seek shelter. It is essential for you and your family to be prepared in an emergency. Assemble an emergency disaster kit, and practice your emergency plan frequently with your entire family. If you need to take shelter, be sure every family member puts on hard-soled footwear and take your emergency disaster kit with you.
Additional supplies and equipment may be necessary for family members with disabilities or medical conditions.
Don’t forget your pets will also need supplies, including food, water, collars and leashes. For smaller animals you may want to have a crate or a cage to help keep them safe and close.
For more information about severe weather safety, visit www.ksready.gov.
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Product Safety Recalls
To check for product safety recalls please visit www.recalls.gov your online resource for recalls.
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